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17-09-2016, 07:41 AM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
I haven't been following this thread at all but just wanted to note that Randy Ruggles would make a cool WWE name. Carry on.

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17-09-2016, 07:46 AM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(17-09-2016 07:41 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  I haven't been following this thread at all but just wanted to note that Randy Ruggles would make a cool WWE name. Carry on.

He'd definitely be a jobber.
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17-09-2016, 07:49 AM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(17-09-2016 07:41 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  I haven't been following this thread at all but just wanted to note that Randy Ruggles would make a cool WWE name. Carry on.

I'll raise you, and say that it would be an awesome porn name, complete with pornstash.

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17-09-2016, 08:12 AM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(17-09-2016 12:18 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(17-09-2016 12:13 AM)Randy Ruggles Wrote:  For me personally, as a Christian, it means having to abstain from doing things I'd like to do (eg. sleeping around with a lot of women) ...

Maybe instead of relying on religion you should reexamine those things that you'd like to do.

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17-09-2016, 08:49 AM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
Working through the last 3 or so pages. Fuck, what a slog...

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17-09-2016, 09:12 AM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(17-09-2016 08:49 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  Working through the last 3 or so pages. Fuck, what a slog...

i hope you finish within the next hour. i need something to read on lunch
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17-09-2016, 09:32 AM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(17-09-2016 07:49 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  
(17-09-2016 07:41 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  I haven't been following this thread at all but just wanted to note that Randy Ruggles would make a cool WWE name. Carry on.

I'll raise you, and say that it would be an awesome porn name, complete with pornstash.

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17-09-2016, 09:45 AM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(17-09-2016 12:29 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  You want to fight religious fundamentalism in the middle east? Drop smart phones with unrestricted internet access and crates of condoms and KY lube, not bombs. I bet a lot of the pent up frustration will, uh, work itself out.

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17-09-2016, 09:46 AM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
Wow... I can see why it's taking you so long. I tried to look up one of the guys he mentions, "L.T. More of the University of Chicago", and kept finding nothing but Creationist references to him. I finally managed to figure out his name was Louis Trenchard More, born in 1870, and finally turned up a hit on him and his book The Dogma of Evolution, copyright 1925. He was with Princeton, or at least they are the ones who published his book.

Except it wasn't really a book, it was a published series of lectures.

His basic claim was apparently that the fossil gaps were too large to show human ancestry. I'm sure that was an arguable case, in 1925. Why a Creationist would mention it, today, I'm not really sure. Consider

Keep in mind that the "Modern Synthesis" of evolution wasn't until the 1930s. Prior to that, most of what was going on in scientific circles was individual study of separate fields, with less cross-information than post-synthesis, and it led to quite a bit of erroneous conclusions based on fragmentary data. That's why what Theodosius Dobzhansky did, in putting together the evidence from geology, genetics (which had mostly been ignored until then), paleontology, etc., in his seminal work Genetics and the Origin of Species, c. 1937, was arguably more important than Darwin's breakthrough in the discovery of Natural Selection.

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17-09-2016, 09:49 AM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
many pages later, how's that Feedback, Randy?
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